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Pet Food News / Pet Food Recalls / Pet Food Safety
on May 31, 2011

Bravo! recalls pig ear chew pet treats for Salmonella contamination

Product recalled voluntarily after tests find bacteria in final products

Bravo! issued a voluntary recall for select boxes of Bravo! pig ears chews because of the potential for Salmonella contamination.

The recalled Bravo! pig ears were distributed to retailers on the East and West Coasts of the US between January 1 and February 28. Products affected include Bravo! pig ears with the product code 75-121 and lot number 12-06-10. The company says the recall was issued after a routing sampling program by the Washington, USA, State Department of Agriculture found finished products from the company contained bacteria, though Bravo! says it has no product left in its inventory from this batch. No illnesses to people or animals have been reported, according to Bravo!

Healthy people with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms including: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. If a pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, contact a veterinarian.

Consumers who purchased the recalled pig ears should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund, or contact the company at +1.866.922.9222.

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